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Dave Emanuel

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Are electric vehicles ‘clean’?

The widespread view that fossil fuels are “dirty” and renewables such as wind and solar energy and electric vehicles are “clean” has become a fixture of mainstream media and policy assumptions across the political spectrum in developed countries, perhaps with the exception of the Trump-led US administration.

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Legislative Bait and Switch – HB302

Last year they were touted as property rights bills. This year, they’re being promoted as affordable housing bills. In fact, they are neither.

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Snellville Takes the Lead in New Educational Opportunities

It all started with an e-mail. Sent by Eric Van Otteren, Snellville’s director of economic development, it contained a link and a question. The link was to an article about the city of West Sacramento, CA, starting a digital badge program for its residents. The question was, “What do you think?”

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MARTA Expansion…

By all indications, the fix is in- Gwinnett County taxpayers will be funding a $1 billion boondoggle known as MARTA expansion. In March, 2019, voters defeated a transit referendum that included plans to extend MARTA about 4 miles to Jimmy Carter Blvd, at a cost of $250 million per mile. Although the referendum included plans to add a variety of bus-based forms of public transit, voters found a cost of one billion dollars to extend a heavy rail line to be unpalatable.

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Proposed Waste Transfer Station- Noise, Odors Degraded Livability

If you think locating a waste transfer station in a residential area is a bad idea, you might want to look at a few facts.

At this point, you’re probably thinking, “Oh, here we go. This guy is going to try to convince me that it’s not a bad idea to have a noisy, stinking waste transfer station in my neighborhood. Read on. You just might be in for a surprise.

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Student Development “LEAADS” to Success

Karen Foote had had enough. Fourteen years in law enforcement had brought her face to face with the devastation children face when a parent is taken to jail. And she had also found that the reason one parent or both parents were absent didn’t matter; children living in single parent or no parent households all too often don’t have the direction and support they need to be successful in school- and in life.

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County Voters Say No to MARTA, Not Transit

New York City’s subway system opened in 1904 and underwent a major expansion in 1908. At the time, heavy rail was the only affordable form of transportation, other than walking.

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Situational Awareness- A Personal Safety Essential

You’re standing in a parking lot reading a text on your phone.

You’re driving along, chatting with the person in the passenger’s seat.

You walk out of a store looking at your purchases to make sure everything you bought is in the bag,

After a very nice dinner, you leave the restaurant, lost in deep conversation with your dining companion.

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Charitable Giving- Donator Beware

During the past few years, the Give Hunger the Boot program has helped raise over $350,000 in food and financial donations for the Southeast Gwinnett Food Co-Op. The donations have come from individuals, businesses, schools, and churches and demonstrate the willingness of people to help others. That willingness is the foundation upon which charity organizations are built. But not all charities are as “charitable” as they appear.